President of ALDA Oriano Otočan guest on Round table in Vinkovci
In the great hall of Vukovar-Srijem County in Vinkovci on 15th November was held a Round table "The rights of citizens in the European Union and the role of local and regional authorities", where the guest was Oriano Otočan, President of ALDA and Head of Department for International Cooperation and European Affairs of the Region of Istria.
Otočan presented the experience of the Region of Istria in European integration, the major projects related to the promotion of citizen involvement in the activities of the local community and in the use of EU funds. He also presented the work of the Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA).
The aim of the Round table was to present the EU policy on human rights relating to the protection of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights and to highlight the role and responsibility of local and regional authorities in the creation of a favorable climate for the rise of civic activism.
Participants were representatives of local and regional authorities, regional development agencies and numerous interested citizens. The Round table is one of the activities of the project "The Heart of Europe" organized by the Vukovar-Srijem County in cooperation with the European House Slavonski Brod.